Solar Systems & Accessories

Solar PV Panels

Solar PV [Photovoltaic] implements a technology in which direct light is converted into electricity. This option uses solar cells, usually placed on the roof, and made up of layers of semi conducting material. An electric field is created when the sun’s UV rays fall on the layers of the cells, causing electricity to flow. The stronger the sun, the more electricity is produced.

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Solar Thermal Hot Water

Solar water heating systems use solar panels, called collectors, fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to warm water which is stored in a hot water cylinder. The system works all year round, though you will need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.

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RHPP: Renewable Heat Premium Payment

This is a UK Government scheme designed to help you afford renewable technologies for your home, such as:
• biomass boilers
• heat pumps ( air to water, ground source or water source but excluding air to air and exhaust air heat pumps), and
• solar thermal panels

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FIT: Feed In Tarriff Payments

Feed-In Tariffs were introduced on 1 April 2010 and replaced UK government grants as the main financial incentive to encourage uptake of renewable electricity-generating technologies. Most domestic technologies qualify for the scheme, including >>

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RHI: Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, communities and businesses through the provision of financial incentives. The UK Government expects the RHI to make a significant contribution towards their 2020 ambition of having 12 per cent of heating coming from renewable sources.

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